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Dr. Jane Goodall is turning 90- That's worth celebrating!

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Environmental Icon Dr. Jane Goodall Celebrates Her 90th Birthday Year  Spreading a Message of “Hope Through Action” Across the Globe 

Approaching her 90th birthday, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, the world-renowned ethologist, conservationist, UN Messenger of Peace, and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has a lot to celebrate. In honour of her milestone birthday on April 3, 2024, the global icon will continue to spread her message of hope for humanity with a year-long series of events.  

 The Jane Goodall Institute network worldwide will help support Dr. Jane’s mission to inspire hope through action.  

 At just 26 years old, Jane followed her passion for wildlife to Gombe, Tanzania where she began her groundbreaking research of wild chimpanzees. Her revelatory observation that chimpanzees make and use tools rocked the scientific landscape and forever redefined our understanding of the relationship between humans and the animal kingdom. Emerging from the forest as a prolific scientist, she built a lifetime of advocacy, particularly through her global organisation, the Jane Goodall Institute, founded in 1977. The global network now includes 27 official country offices, plus youth groups in 65.  

 Today, Dr. Goodall continues to be a trailblazer.  Her efforts advance community-led conservation through JGI’s “Tacare” approach which empowers local communities to own the process of sustainable development and conservation. Through “Roots & Shoots,” JGI’s international youth program, she supports young people to create positive change in their communities.    

 On average Dr. Goodall travels 300 days per year, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and other environmental crises. Support garnered during global events will help fund Dr. Goodall’s comprehensive approach to conservation, which includes forest restoration and protection, animal rights advocacy, community-led conservation, and youth empowerment. 

 Dr. Goodall is the author of numerous books including her most recent hardcovers, “Local Voices, Local Choices: The Tacare Approach to Community-Led Conservation,” and “The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Time.” Her life is the subject of numerous television and film projects, including the IMAX film “Jane Goodall: Reasons for Hope,” which is currently playing in select theatres globally.  She’s the inspiration behind the Emmy-winning children’s series “JANE,” streaming on Apple+.  

 

 

You’re invited to  #CelebrateJaneAt90! Join our global campaign

We invite all Roots & Shoots groups to share their positive actions in their communities with Dr. Jane in honour and celebration of her 90th birthday. Calling all Roots & Shoots youth, families, corporates, school classes, clubs and more to share their positive actions with Dr Jane, inspiring hope and motivating others through their actions for people, animals and our shared environment.

The campaign for Roots & Shoots groups will launch on Dr. Jane’s birthday 3 April 2024 and continue until April 2025. Any activities that groups share with their group leaders or coordinators across the globe will be eligible for a limited edition global JaneAt90 certificate. Find your local office today on our home page, or reach out to our global team on mail@rootsandshoots.global for more information.

Activities, including links to videos about the activities, and well wishes from Roots & Shoots groups will be collated by our team to share out with Dr. Jane, and all our friends around the network to amplify our collective hope through action.

Need a little inspiration  to get started? Visit our resource page or follow our social media pages to learn from exisiting groups.

Share your wonderful actions with us in this link to receive your limited edition global JaneAt90 certificate.